Film

Wednesday 20th January

"Born and Reared", a documentary about men in post-conflict Northern Ireland

Director Henrietta Norton and director of photography Dan Dennison talk about their documentary “Born and Reared”, set in Northern Ireland 21 years after the first ceasefire and addressing issues of male identity post-conflict

Screening details:  www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/details/born-and-reared 

Official website:  http://bornandreared.co

Monday 18th January

Alien invasion films

Chris Wasser on the history of alien invasion films

Friday 15th January

Galway, UNESCO City of Film

Film-maker Sean McAllister explains his documentary “A Syrian Love Story” which over 5 years charts the journey of a Syrian family from their homeland to a new life in France and director of Galway UNESCO City of Film Declan Gibbons explains the plans for film in the city for the coming year

Official website:  www.galwayfilmcentre.ie   

Element Pictures celebrate success of their film "Room"

Evelyn O’Rourke visited the Dublin offices of Element Pictures where there is great excitement over the four Oscar nominations for their film “Room”

Thursday 14th January

Film reviews

Sorcha Kenny and Gavin Burke remember the film and theatre career of Alan Rickman and film reviews of “The Revenant”, “Room” and “Creed”

Wednesday 13th January

Ed Guiney, producer of "Room"

Ed Guiney, producer with Element Pictures talks about their success with previous Irish films Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did and Frank and their latest success with Lenny Abrahamson directing the film adaptation of the Emma Donoghue novel “Room”

Tuesday 12th January

Ryan Coogler, director of "Creed"

Abie Philbin Bowman interviewed Ryan Coogler, the director of new Rocky film “Creed”    

Thursday 7th January

Film reviews

Ruth Barton and Simon Maher review “The Hateful Eight”, “Bolshoi Babylon” and “Last Hijack”

Wednesday 6th January

Tommy Pallotta, director of "Last Hijack"

Film director Tommy Pallotta talks about his documentary “Last Hijack”, the story of modern-day piracy in Somalia but told from the perspective of the pirates

Offiicial website:  http://lasthijack.com   

Monday 21st December

First Fortnight 2016 - film and Lucia Joyce

Film-makers Áine Stapleton and José Miguel Jiminez explain “Medicated Milk”, their film based on the life story of James Joyce’s daughter Lucia who spent a large part of her life in psychiatric institutions; it is showing in the film section of First Fortnight Festival 2016

Full details:  www.firstfortnight.ie 

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